• Cooking Time: 12
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10


Always a hit with the kids, this family favorite cookie is originally from Betty Crocker.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • In a bowl, beat the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and beat to mix in.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients making sure to incorporate them together well. You can also just mix them together with a whisk.
  • Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix until just incorporated. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Using a small scoop make balls about the size of ping-pongs and arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Using a fork, dipped in sugar, flatten each cookie in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let set on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then carefully transfer your cookies using a spatula to a cooling rack.
  • Makes about 2 dozen delicious cookies.

Author Credit: Betty Crocker

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